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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring say is "never of any use to oneself"?
(a) Good advice.
(b) A keen wit.
(c) Money.
(d) Politics.

2. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?
(a) By their intellect.
(b) By their social connections.
(c) By their economic status.
(d) By their past.

3. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) A political rally.
(b) The Queen's Ball.
(c) A poker game.
(d) The Bachelor's Ball.

4. Which character says she's a little too old now to trouble about setting a good example?
(a) Mabel.
(b) Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) Lady Markby.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

5. According to Lady Markby, what about Sir John has become unbearable?
(a) His constant talking.
(b) His temper.
(c) His weight.
(d) His drinking.

6. What does Sir Robert tell Mrs. Cheveley he thinks of the Argentine Canal Company when she first brings it up?
(a) It's profitable.
(b) It's a swindle.
(c) He's certain she should invest.
(d) It's going bankrupt.

7. How does Lord Goring describe seeing Mrs. Cheveley at the Chiltern's party?
(a) An unpleasant surprise.
(b) A blast from the past.
(c) A welcome diversion.
(d) A heart wrenching event.

8. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?
(a) The English parliament.
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(c) The English newspapers.
(d) Baron Arnheim.

9. In Act 1, Part 1, what is needed at the embassy to prevent the ambassador from being recalled?
(a) Proper manners.
(b) A good chef.
(c) A proper invitation.
(d) Good security.

10. Why does Sir Robert think it would be useless for Goring to talk to Lady Chiltern about life?
(a) She's not smart enough to understand.
(b) She won't believe Goring.
(c) She already knows everything there is to know.
(d) Nothing could make her change her views.

11. Where does Lady Chiltern say she and Mrs. Cheveley have met before?
(a) At a party.
(b) At Goring's house.
(c) At Mrs. Cheveley's wedding.
(d) In school.

12. How long does Lady Chiltern say it's been since she and Vicomte De Nanjac last saw each other?
(a) Ten years.
(b) Three years.
(c) Three weeks.
(d) Five years.

13. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring call the item Mabel finds?
(a) A useless bit of fluff.
(b) A pin.
(c) A bracelet.
(d) Inconsequential.

14. What does Goring say it's a good thing for most of us that life is not?
(a) Short.
(b) Fair.
(c) Long.
(d) Easy.

15. What does Sir Robert say he had the double misfortune of being born?
(a) Rich and stupid.
(b) Ugly and poor.
(c) Into a royal family.
(d) Well born and poor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Mrs. Cheveley say she got the letter containing the secret about Sir Robert?

2. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what do Englishmen always get after a good meal?

3. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert won't survive a scandal?

4. How does Sir Robert reply to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3 when she asks about his change of view on the report from the Commission regarding the Argentine Canal scheme?

5. What is the name of the tapestry that remains illuminated after the lights are put out at the end of Act 1?

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